Job Opportunities

Residence Life Staff

Join Our Team! 

Each year, Residence Life at the University of Guelph employs over 150 students across campus in a variety of exciting roles. You could be one of them! We have roles that are required to live in residence as well as some roles that are not required to live in residence.

 

Working on Residence Life Staff (RLS) can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.  Working as a student leader provides you with opportunities to enhance your leadership, communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

Wondering what our current Residence Life Staff love about residence? Check out the Welcome Home Series here.  

 

If you have questions, please contact us at reslife@uoguelph.ca

 

Current Opportunities

We do not currently have any openings.

  • Please see table below for links to the full job description(s).

Click here to view openings in other departments of Student Housing Services. 
 

Residence Life Staff Positions - Who Can Apply?

New Staff Positions are available to any University of Guelph student who is enrolled full-time who meets our academic requirements.

  • You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no record of conduct or behaviour problems on campus).
  • You need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65% (or 70% if applying for Cluster Leader or Academic Programmer roles). 
  • Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
     

Returning Staff Positions are available for current or past members of Residence Life Staff. For senior level positions such as Senior RA, and Community Assistant, we also welcome new applicants with (significant) leadership experience to apply. 

  • If you are a current staff member applying to a role outside of the one you currently hold, please consult with your supervisor as to if you should fill out a new staff application or a returning staff application.
  • You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no record of conduct or behaviour problems on campus).
  • You need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65% (or 70% if applying for Cluster Leader or Academic Programmer/Senior Academic Programmer roles). 
  • Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
     
  • *Note on remuneration for returning RLS members in salaried positions: if you are returning to the same position (RA to RA, CL to CL, CA to CA, etc) then you will receive an additional $50/month for every year (two 4 month terms) you’ve been in the role (up to a maximum of 3 years).  This equates to an additional $200 (1st year returning) or $400 (2nd year returning) per semester. If you are moving positions (DS to RA, CL to AP, RA to CL, etc) then you receive the base compensation for that position. 

 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Required to Live on Campus

Position
(Click Title to view Job Description)

Short Description

New or Returning Staff Position? Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Application

Residence Assistant (RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Required to live in residence.

New Staff Position 65%

$4,454.17/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate

Closed

Returning Residence Assistant (RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Required to live in residence.

Returning Staff Position 65% $4,454.17/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate

Closed

Cluster Leader (CL)

Provides academic programming to first year students in residence.

A variety of academic clusters will be available

Required to live in residence. 

New or Returning Staff Position 70%

$3,140.20/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate

Closed

Programme Facilitator (PF) - Indigenous House Provides themed programming to students in our Indigenous House Living-Learning Community. New or Returning Staff Position 65% $5,086.89/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate
Closed

Programme Facilitator (PF)

Provides themed programming to students in our Living-Learning Communities. Available Living Learning Communities may include:
Arts House
Eco House
French House
Indigenous House
International House

Required to live in residence. 

New or Retuning Staff Position 65%

$5,086.89/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate

Closed

Senior Residence Assistant (Sr. RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to RAs.

Required to live in residence.  ~6 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,

also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%  $5,086.89/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate
Closed
Community Assistant (CA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to their RA team.

Required to live in residence.
  ~ 5 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,

also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince

65%  $5,497.39/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate
Closed
Community Assistant (CA) - LLCs

Acts as a resource for Programme Facilitators.

Required to live in residence. 

1 position available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince
65%  $5,497.39/semester
plus RLS Meal Plan;

Discounted RLS Room Rate
Closed

Residence Assistant Designates (RAD)

RADs may be called upon to fill Residence Assistant vacancies if available. 
 
Required to live in residence.

Residence Assistant Designates are selected from the Residence Assistant applicant pool  

N/A

 

Community Life Facilitator

Aids in the transition of upper year and mature students in residence.

Required to live in West Residence. ~4 positions available

New or Returning Staff Position  

$3,140.20/semester plus

hourly wage for office administration hours

 

Residence Life Staff Positions – Not Required to Live on Campus

Position

Short Description

New or Returning Staff Position? Minimum Cumulative and Semesterly Academic Average Required

 Remuneration*
(see above note on remuneration for returning RLS)

Application

Duty Staff (DS)

Supports the RLS on-call system primarily in South Residence.

Not required to live in residence. ~20 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position 65%

Starts at $15.00/hour

Closed

Duty Staff Lead Hand
(DS-LH)

Supports the RLS on-call system in South Residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to the Duty Staff team.

Not required to live in residence. 
1 - 2 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince
65% Starts at $16.00/hour Closed

Programming Office Staff

 

Provides programming support to fellow RLS and lead residence-wide residence enrichment efforts.

Not required to live in residence.  

~5 positions available, under the following portfolios:
Media Coordinators
Programming Office Coordinator
Mental Health Coordinator
Residence Wide Program Coordinator

New or Returning Staff Position 65%

$3,140.20/semester

Closed 

Academic Programmer
(AP)

Provides academic programming to students in residence. Provides academic programming support to all RLS. Oversees the Academic Drop-In Centres.

Not required to live in residence.  ~3 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position 70%

$3,140.20/semester

Closed

Senior Academic Programmer (Sr. AP)

Acts as a resource for Cluster Leaders, Academic Programmers, and other RLS in academic programming initiatives.

Not required to live in residence. 
~ 2 positions available.

Returning Staff Position,
also available to applicants with significant outside leadership expereince
70%  $ 5,497.39/semester Closed

Community Standards Assistant (CSA)

Provides administrative support to the Residence Behaviour and Wellness Manager in the management of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS).

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position 65%

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed

Seminar Facilitator (SF)

Facilitates educational seminars.

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

New or Returning Staff Position 65%

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed 

Contact Us!

If you have questions or concerns about our hiring process, contact reslife@uoguelph.ca